Coronavirus
Coronavirus Information Center
Severe weather outlook South Dakota

COVID-19 vaccinations begin at DOCR facilities

Local News

Credit: txking/iStock/Getty Images Plus/Getty Images

The Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation, including the Dakota Women’s Correctional and Rehabilitation Center in New England, has begun the COVID-19 vaccination process for staff and inmates.

According to a press release, the vaccinations are voluntary and all facilities should have the first round administered by the end of the week from medical staff at the DOCR and the Department of Health.

Each facility was provided educational materials to help inmates and staff make informed decisions about whether or not they would like to receive the vaccine.

Kayli Richards, the Director of Communications for the DOCR, says more than 500 inmates have been gotten COVID-19 due to the difficulty of social distancing in prison.

Copyright 2021 Nexstar Inc. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.

Recent Videos

Rugby Boy's Basketball

Dickinson Gymnastics

College Basketball

Dr. Wynne: Science Publishing

Teacher Support Group

Distracted Driving

KX Convo: FB Lawyer

Wednesday, February 24th, 2021 - KX Storm Team Evening Forecast - Dave Holder

KX Storm Team Full Evening Forecast w/Tom Schrader 2/24

Cardinal varsity player passes shoes to opposing JV player

Smiles for Miles

Ag Food Safety

Ag Bill

Dry Winter Still

Federal Gun Laws

Gun Bill

Limiting Emergency Powers

What causes the wind?

Amber's Wednesday Morning #OneMinuteForecast 2/24

NDC FEB 24

More Video

COVID Symptoms infographic

North Dakota Resources

North Dakota Resources

More Resources

Don't Miss

More Don't Miss

KX News Trending Stories

Latest Stories

More Local News